Everything You Need to Know About Foot Fractures

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Foot fractures (break in a foot bone) can be painful and debilitating. That’s why we’ve put together this comprehensive guide to help you understand what fractures are, how they happen, what foot fracture treatment options are available, and what you can do to prevent and manage them.

What are Fractures?

A fracture is essentially a break in a bone. Fractures can range from small hairline cracks to severe breaks that shatter the bone into several pieces. Fractures can occur in any bone in the body, but they are most common in the arms and legs.

What causes Fractures?

Fractures are typically caused by an impact or trauma, such as a fall, a car crash, or a sports injury. They can also result from overuse, such as repetitive stress on a bone or prolonged exposure to certain medications that weaken bones.

Foot fracture

Types of Foot Fractures

There are several types of fractures, including:

  1. Closed fracture: A bone break is present, but the skin is intact and no open wounds.
  2. Open fracture: The bone and the skin are broken, which can lead to infection.
  3. Greenstick fracture: The bone is partially broken on one side, like a broken stick, but not completely.
  4. Comminuted fracture: The bone is broken or shattered into several pieces.
  5. Stress fracture: A minor hairline crack in the bone caused by repetitive stress.
  6. Avulsion fracture: A chip in the bone as a result of sudden traction of tendons or ligaments, often occurring in ankle sprains.

Symptoms of Fractures

Symptoms of a fracture can include:

  1. Pain at the site of the fracture.
  2.  Swelling.
  3.  Bruising.
  4.  Difficulty moving the affected limb.
  5.  Deformity.

Foot Fracture Treatment Options in Singapore

Foot fracture treatment varies depending on the severity of the fracture. Minor foot fractures can often improve with rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE). More severe foot fractures may require treatment, such as immobilization with a cast, brace, or surgery.

Foot fracture treatment using cast

Preventing Foot Fractures

There are several things you can do to prevent foot fractures, including:

  1. Eating a healthy diet rich in calcium and vitamin D.
  2. Participating in weight-bearing exercises.
  3. Wearing protective gear during high-impact or contact sports and other high-risk activities.
  4. Wearing the right shoe for the activity (e.g. cushioned running shoes for a marathon)
  5. Avoiding smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.

Why Choose Straits Podiatry?

At Straits Podiatry, we specialize in the managment of foot and ankle injuries, including foot fractures treatment. Our team of experienced podiatrists will thoroughly assess and develop an appropriate foot fracture treatment plan that meets your unique needs.

Contact Us Today

Don’t wait to seek treatment if you’re experiencing foot or ankle pain. Contact Straits Podiatry today to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced podiatrists.

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